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Explosive response team responds to reports of 'suspicious item' left in Bangor Walmart parking lot

The team found no explosives, police on the scene said. Around 4:30 p.m., police began clearing the scene.
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BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Police Department responded to the Walmart on Stillwater Ave. in Bangor Wednesday afternoon over reports of a "suspicious item" left in the parking lot, police said.

Bangor Police Sgt. Wade Betters tells NEWS CENTER Maine police received reports that a suspicious item was left in the Walmart parking lot. Betters said when police arrived they saw what appeared to be a pressure cooker-type device outside of its box that was left in the parking lot. 

Out of an abundance of caution, the explosive ordnance disposal team was called to evaluate. The team found no explosives, police on the scene said.

Around 4:30 p.m., police began clearing the scene and the Walmart reopened.

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